During these uncertain times, we feel that one of the best things we can do is collectively take care of our bodies and educate the public on how to support individual and collective immunity.

We understand the underlying fear that’s spreading across the globe, and we want do what we can to help! We have some great products that can help support healthy immunity, so we want to show you one by one what some of our products can do for you and your patients in this time of need.

Research shows that the ingredients in MegaPreTM enhance immunity and relieve symptoms of common illnesses, like the common cold and flu.

MegaPreTM contains nondigestible xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS), galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) that are clinically shown to stimulate immune cells through modulating the gut microbiome.

One of the primary benefits of prebiotics is that they are fermented by gut bacteria to yield short-chain fatty acids, which regulate immune cells. SCFAs subsequently stimulate intestinal cells to produce β-defensin, an antimicrobial compound that keeps pathogens at bay.

In fact, children who consumed gold kiwifruit on a daily basis showed a significant reduction in incidence of cold and flu-like illness.2 Similarly, gold kiwifruit consumption significantly improved symptoms of infection, such as head congestion and fatigue, in older adults.3
Furthermore, GOS increased colonies of Bifidobacteria while simultaneously lowering abundance of potentially pathogenic bacteria. Bifidobacteria are important for SCFA production and supporting healthy immunity.

In light of recent pandemics, we encourage you and your patients to take special care of your intestinal health in order to preserve optimal immune function.

Note: We are in no way insinuating that MegaPreTM, or its components, is a treatment or preventative agent for the current viral pandemic pathogen. There are no studies to support that notion.

However, we do feel that immune support is important now and always, and we understand that most practitioners likely aren’t aware of the importance of oligosaccharide prebiotics in immune health. We believe it is important to provide all beneficial health options to your patients and we are here to help.

Stay tuned to learn more about how our products can help support immunity when we need it most.

References:

1. Blatchford, et al. Consumption of kiwifruit capsules increases Faecalibacterium prausnitzii abundance in functionally constipated individuals: a randomized controlled human trial. Journal of Nutritional Science. 2017; 6: 1-10.
2. Skinner, M. (2012). Wellness foods based on the health benefits of fruit: gold kiwifruit for immune support and reducing symptoms of colds and influenza. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 20 (Suppl 1): 261-264.
3. Hunter, D., Skinner, et al. Consumption of gold kiwifruit reduces severity and duration of selected upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and increases plasma vitamin C concentration in healthy older adults. British Journal of Nutrition. 2012; 108: 1235-1245.
4. Vulevic, et al. Modulation of the fecal microflora profile and immune function by a
novel trans-galactooligosaccharide mixture (B-GOS) in healthy elderly volunteers. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;88: 1438 – 46.

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